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Thursday 23 March 2017    (other days)
Thursday of the 3rd week of Lent 
 with a commemoration of
 (optional commemoration of Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo, Bishop)

Morning Prayer (Lauds)

If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm.


INTRODUCTION
Deus, in adiutórium meum inténde.
  Dómine, ad adiuvándum me festína.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
INTRODUCTION
O God, come to our aid.
  O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen.

Hymnus
Iam, Christe, sol iustítiæ,
mentis dehíscant ténebræ,
virtútum ut lux rédeat,
terris diem cum réparas.
Dans tempus acceptábile
et pǽnitens cor tríbue,
convértat ut benígnitas
quos longa suffert píetas;
Quiddámque pæniténtiæ
da ferre, quo fit démptio,
maióre tuo múnere,
culpárum quamvis grándium.
Dies venit, dies tua,
per quam reflórent ómnia;
lætémur in hac ut tuæ
per hanc redúcti grátiæ.
Te rerum univérsitas,
clemens, adóret, Trínitas,
et nos novi per véniam
novum canámus cánticum. Amen.
Hymn
Lord, who throughout these forty days
For us didst fast and pray,
Teach us with thee to mourn our sins,
And close by thee to stay.
As thou with Satan didst contend,
And didst the victory win,
O give us strength in thee to fight,
In thee to conquer sin.
As thirst and hunger thou didst bear,
So teach us, gracious Lord,
To die to self, and daily live
By thy most holy word.
And through these days of penitence,
And through thy Passiontide,
Yea, evermore, in life and death,
Jesus, with us abide.

Ps 86:1-7
Ierusalem omnium gentium mater

Illa quæ sursum est Ierusalem, libera est, quæ est mater nostra” (Gal 4, 26).

Gloriósa dicta sunt de te, cívitas Dei.
1Fundaménta eius in móntibus sanctis;†
  2díligit Dóminus portas Sion*
  super ómnia tabernácula Iacob.
3Gloriósa dicta sunt de te,*
  cívitas Dei!
4Memor ero Rahab et Babylónis inter sciéntes me;†
  ecce Philistǽa et Tyrus cum Æthiópia:*
  hi nati sunt illic.
5Et de Sion dicétur: «Hic et ille natus est in ea;*
  et ipse firmávit eam Altíssimus».
6Dóminus réferet in librum populórum:*
  «Hi nati sunt illic».
7Et cantant sicut choros ducéntes:*
  «Omnes fontes mei in te».
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Gloriósa dicta sunt de te, cívitas Dei.
Psalm 86 (87)
Jerusalem, mother of all nations
Glorious things are told of you, O city of God.
Its foundations are set on the sacred mountains –
  the Lord loves the gates of Zion
  more than all the tents of Jacob.
Glorious things are said of you, city of God!
I shall count Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge me.
  The Philistines, Tyrians, Ethiopians –
  all have their birthplace here.
Of Zion it will be said “Here is the birthplace of all people:
  the Most High himself has set it firm.”
The Lord shall write in the book of the nations:
  “Here is their birthplace.”
They will sing as in joyful processions:
  “All my being springs from you.”
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen.
Glorious things are told of you, O city of God.

CanticumIs 40:10-17
Pastor bonus: Deus altissimus et sapientissimus

Ecce venio cito, et merces mea mecum est” (Ap 22, 12).

Dóminus in fortitúdine véniet et merces eius cum eo.
10Ecce Dóminus Deus in virtúte venit,*
  et bráchium eius dominátur;
ecce merces eius cum eo*
  et prǽmium illíus coram illo.
11Sicut pastor gregem suum pascit,†
  in bráchio suo cóngregat agnos et in sinu suo levat;*
  fetas ipse portat.
12Quis mensus est pugíllo aquas et cælos palmo dispósuit,†
  módio contínuit púlverem terræ et librávit in póndere montes*
  et colles in statéra?
13Quis diréxit spíritum Dómini?*
  Aut quis consílium suum osténdit illi?
14Cum quo íniit consílium et instrúxit eum*
  et dócuit eum sémitam iustítiæ
et erudívit eum sciéntiam*
  et viam prudéntiæ osténdit illi?
15Ecce gentes quasi stilla sítulæ†
  et quasi moméntum púlveris in statéra reputántur;*
  ecce ínsulæ quasi pulvis exíguus.
16Et Líbanus non suffíciet ad succendéndum,*
  et animália eius non suffícient ad holocáustum.
17Omnes gentes, quasi non sint, coram eo;*
  quasi níhilum et ináne reputántur ab eo.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Dóminus in fortitúdine véniet et merces eius cum eo.
CanticleIsaiah 40
The good shepherd is God, the Most High
The Lord is coming in power: the prize of his victory is with him.
Behold, the Lord God comes in strength, and his right arm triumphs.
Behold, his reward is with him, his prize is before him.
Like a shepherd he feeds his flock,
  he gathers the lambs in his arms and lifts them to his breast;
  he carries the pregnant ewes.
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand
  and arranged the heavens with his palms?
Who has measured the dust of the earth,
  weighed out the mountains,
  weighed the hills on the balance?
Who directed the spirit of the Lord?
Who gave him advice in his task?
With whom did he consult? Who taught him?
Who led him in the paths of justice,
  gave him knowledge,
  showed him the way of understanding?
Behold, the Gentiles are like a drop in a bucket,
  a piece of fluff on the scales.
All the islands are a handful of dust.
What burnt-offering could be worthy of the Lord?
  The forests of Lebanon could not feed that fire;
  all the animals of Lebanon would not be enough for that sacrifice.
All the nations count for nothing before him:
  for him, they are nothingness and emptiness.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen.
The Lord is coming in power: the prize of his victory is with him.

Ps 98:1-9
Sanctus Dominus Deus noster

Tu es super Cherubim, qui malum statum terræ commutasti, cum ad nostram similitudinem factus es” (S. Athanasius).

Exaltáte Dóminum Deum nostrum et adoráte ad montem sanctum eius.
1Dóminus regnávit! Commoveántur pópuli;*
  sedet super chérubim, moveátur terra.
2Dóminus in Sion magnus*
  et excélsus super omnes pópulos.
3Confiteántur nómini tuo magno et terríbili,*
  quóniam sanctum est.
4Rex potens iudícium díligit:†
  tu statuísti, quæ recta sunt,*
  iudícium et iustítiam in Iacob tu fecísti.
5Exaltáte Dóminum Deum nostrum†
  et adoráte ad scabéllum pedum eius,*
  quóniam sanctus est.
6Móyses et Aaron in sacerdótibus eius*
  et Sámuel inter eos, qui ínvocant nomen eius.
Invocábant Dóminum, et ipse exaudiébat eos,*
  7in colúmna nubis loquebátur ad eos.
Custodiébant testimónia eius*
  et præcéptum, quod dedit illis.
8Dómine Deus noster, tu exaudiébas eos;†
  Deus, tu propítius fuísti eis,*
  ulcíscens autem adinventiónes eórum.
9Exaltáte Dóminum Deum nostrum†
  et adoráte ad montem sanctum eius,*
  quóniam sanctus Dóminus Deus noster.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Exaltáte Dóminum Deum nostrum et adoráte ad montem sanctum eius.
Psalm 98 (99)
The Lord our God is holy
Exalt the Lord our God; bow down before his holy mountain.
The Lord reigns! let the peoples tremble.
  He is enthroned on the cherubim: let the earth shake.
The Lord is great in Zion,
  he is high above all the peoples.
Let them proclaim his name – great and terrible it is,
  let them proclaim his holy name,
  the powerful king, who loves justice.
The laws you establish are just:
  you have given Jacob uprightness and right judgement.
Praise the Lord, our God,
  worship at his footstool,
  for he is holy.
Moses and Aaron were among his prophets,
  Samuel one of those who called on him.
They called on the Lord and he listened,
  and from the pillar of cloud he spoke to them.
They kept his decrees
  and the commands he gave them.
Lord our God, you listened to them;
  O God, you were gracious to them,
  but you punished their wrongdoing.
Praise the Lord, our God,
  worship on his holy mountain,
  for the Lord our God is holy.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen.
Exalt the Lord our God; bow down before his holy mountain.

Lectio breviscf. 1K8:51-53a
Pópulus tuus, Dómine, et heréditas tua sumus. Sint óculi tui apérti ad deprecatiónem servi tui et pópuli tui Israel, et exáudias nos in univérsis, pro quibus invocavérimus te. Tu enim separásti nos tibi in hereditátem de univérsis pópulis terræ.
Short Reading
(1 Kings 8:51-53) ©
Lord, we are your people and your heritage. Be always watchful for the entreaty of your servant and of your people Israel, and listen to us whenever we call to you. For it was you who set us apart from all the peoples of the earth to be your own heritage.

Responsorium breve
℣. Ipse liberábit me* De láqueo venántium. Ipse.
℟. Et a verbo malígno.* De láqueo venántium. Glória Patri. Ipse.
Short Responsory
It is he who will free me from the snare of the hunters.
It is he who will free me from the snare of the hunters.
And from the evil word.
It is he who will free me from the snare of the hunters.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
It is he who will free me from the snare of the hunters.

Canticum
De Messia eiusque præcursore
Si in dígito Dei eício dæmónia, profécto pervénit in vos regnum Dei, dicit Dóminus.
Benedíctus Dóminus Deus Israel,*
  quia visitávit et fecit redemptiónem plebi suæ
et eréxit cornu salútis nobis*
  in domo David púeri sui,
sicut locútus est per os sanctórum,*
  qui a sæculo sunt, prophetárum eius,
salútem ex inimícis nostris*
  et de manu ómnium, qui odérunt nos;
ad faciéndam misericórdiam cum pátribus nostris*
  et memorári testaménti sui sancti,
iusiurándum, quod iurávit ad Abraham patrem nostrum,*
  datúrum se nobis,
ut sine timóre, de manu inimicórum liberáti,*
  serviámus illi
in sanctitáte et iustítia coram ipso*
  ómnibus diébus nostris.
Et tu, puer, prophéta Altíssimi vocáberis:*
  præíbis enim ante fáciem Dómini paráre vias eius,
ad dandam sciéntiam salútis plebi eius*
  in remissiónem peccatórum eórum,
per víscera misericórdiæ Dei nostri,*
  in quibus visitábit nos óriens ex alto,
illumináre his, qui in ténebris et in umbra mortis sedent*
  ad dirigéndos pedes nostros in viam pacis.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Si in dígito Dei eício dæmónia, profécto pervénit in vos regnum Dei, dicit Dóminus.
CanticleBenedictus
The Messiah and his forerunner
If it is through the finger of God that I cast out devils, then you know that the kingdom of God has already come upon you, said the Lord.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
  for he has come to his people and brought about their redemption.
He has raised up the sign of salvation
  in the house of his servant David,
as he promised through the mouth of the holy ones,
  his prophets through the ages:
to rescue us from our enemies
  and all who hate us,
to take pity on our fathers,
  to remember his holy covenant
and the oath he swore to Abraham our father,
  that he would give himself to us,
that we could serve him without fear
 – freed from the hands of our enemies –
in uprightness and holiness before him,
  for all of our days.
And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High:
  for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare his path,
to let his people know their salvation,
  so that their sins may be forgiven.
Through the bottomless mercy of our God,
  one born on high will visit us
to give light to those who walk in darkness,
  who live in the shadow of death;
  to lead our feet in the path of peace.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen.
If it is through the finger of God that I cast out devils, then you know that the kingdom of God has already come upon you, said the Lord.

Preces
Christum Dóminum nostrum laudántes, qui ut lux mundi appáruit, ne ambularémus in ténebris sed lumen vitæ haberémus, ei supplicémus:
Verbum tuum sit lucérna pédibus nostris.
Benigníssime Deus, concéde nobis hódie in tui imitatióne profícere,
  ut, quod in primo cécidit Adam, dénuo in te erigátur.
Verbum tuum sit lucérna pédibus nostris.
Præbe verbum tuum lucérnam pédibus nostris,
  ut, veritátem faciéntes, caritáte in te crescámus per ómnia.
Verbum tuum sit lucérna pédibus nostris.
Doce nos ad ómnium bonum propter nomen tuum fidéliter ágere,
  ut humána família magis per Ecclésiam illuminétur.
Verbum tuum sit lucérna pédibus nostris.
Fac nos per sincéram conversiónem amicítiam tuam magis magísque fovére
  et offénsas sapiéntiæ atque bonitáti tuæ illátas expiáre.
Verbum tuum sit lucérna pédibus nostris.
Prayers and intercessions
We give praise to Christ our Lord, the radiant light of the world. He guides our steps in a path of light and we no longer live in darkness. Let us turn to him in confident prayer:
May your word light up our way.
Christ, our Saviour, may we grow today in your likeness,
  may we gain through the second Adam what was lost by the first.
May your word light up our way.
May your word take flesh in our lives and your truth shine forth in our actions;
  may your love burn brightly within us.
May your word light up our way.
Teach us to work for the good of all, whether the time is right or not;
  make your Church a welcome light for the whole human family.
May your word light up our way.
May we always treasure your friendship and come to know its depth;
  may we atone for the sins against your wisdom and love.
May your word light up our way.

Pater noster, qui es in cælis:
sanctificétur nomen tuum;
advéniat regnum tuum;
fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra.
Panem nostrum cotidiánum da nobis hódie;
et dimítte nobis débita nostra,
sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris;
et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem;
sed líbera nos a malo.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
  hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
  Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
  and forgive us our trespasses,
  as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
  but deliver us from evil.

Maiestátem tuam, Dómine, supplíciter implorámus, ut, quanto magis dies salutíferæ festivitátis accédit, tanto devótius ad eius celebrándum proficiámus paschále mystérium.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
We approach your throne of grace, Lord,
  humbly asking that as the Easter festival draws nearer,
we may prepare with ever greater devotion
  to celebrate the paschal mystery.

Si in dígito Dei eício dæmónia, profécto pervénit in vos regnum Dei, dicit Dóminus.
If it is through the finger of God that I cast out devils, then you know that the kingdom of God has already come upon you, said the Lord.
Maiestátem tuam, Dómine, supplíciter implorámus, ut, quanto magis dies salutíferæ festivitátis accédit, tanto devótius ad eius celebrándum proficiámus paschále mystérium.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
We approach your throne of grace, Lord,
  humbly asking that as the Easter festival draws nearer,
we may prepare with ever greater devotion
  to celebrate the paschal mystery.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
  one God, for ever and ever.

Dóminus nos benedícat, et ab omni malo deféndat, et ad vitam perdúcat ætérnam.
The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.

AMEN

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